Love poem(s)

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    Hi all! Just a quick note to introduce myself, I am a somewhat gender-challenged girl (no thoughts of transitioning, I am a bit of a mess but I am used to it), and landed on this forum while looking for input for a partly autobiographical story... It seemed rude to lurk in the shadows though, with so much personal stuff being posted, so I signed up.

    The poem below (sorry it's a bit long, it's actually several separate fragments strung together), was part of a sci/fi story, and bits and pieces of it have been published here and there, but I don't think anyone has ever read the whole of it (not sure if anyone wants to, lol), so here it goes... hope you find some lines you like. :)

    A song for Laz’law

    Deeper and darker
    Ever deeper – ever darker
    Where the night gathers and wavers
    On the edge of my trembling eyelids
    There - chasing the sweetest/smoothest
    Curve of your body
    The most sacred
    The most precious
    There - a spark a shimmer a twinkle
    Firefly - fireworks - firewall
    All the scattering light of sunrise
    Upon your silent shadow

    Oh darkest angel
    God of the endless hour
    What surge in your savage blood
    What shudder in your dolphin back
    What wandering song in your rootless heart
    Made the night shimmer
    Silver bright - blinding
    Among the uneven stars?

    Do you remember
    When you strode out of the murmuring shadows
    Into the sun
    Of that disbelieving morning -

    Three and three hundred angels
    From the towering gates of eternal bliss
    And paid homage - to the twin curve of your haunches

    Every bent bright head
    With merciless desire

    Every pure heart - seared
    By the scorching black fire (dragon kiss)
    Of your glaring eyes

    These searing eyes – your eyes
    Of what black black stone
    Were they wrought?
    In what panther-marked silk
    Was your dark skin cut?
    The awful grace of your haunches
    In what blast-bright forge was it twisted?
    And the rising coil of your thighs
    On what mighty wheel was it thrown
    And from what wondrous clay?

    Yours is the first winter star
    In its dark mantle
    Yours is the wind in the shadow-trees
    And the voice of the rushing grasses
    Yours is the falling dusk - and the rising moon
    And yours is the moonlight
    On the rippling sands of Arnia
    And the starry splendor of the Milky Way
    As it bends its scattered brightness
    Over the desert dunes

    Yours is the great boundless sky above
    From star to countless star - forever

    As yours is my trembling heart
    My love – my love –

    Oh darkness upon darkness upon darkness
    Son of the ineffable obscurity
    Keeper of the thundering bells of nightfall
    On the pathless dunes of your spine
    My spellbound soul is lost – astray

    This post was edited by Katia V at June 6, 2017 10:52 AM BST
      June 6, 2017 10:49 AM BST